Man arrested after shooting at Coast Guard from dinghy

Man arrested after shooting at Coast Guard from dinghy
Daniel Szabo. Courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. By Brett Gillin Boating and alcohol can be a dangerous combination. Add a firearm to the mix, and ratchet up the alcohol consumption a bit, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Perhaps no one knows this more than Daniel Szabo, who was arrested last week after apparently going on a drunken joyride in his dinghy which included not...

Coast Guard cites Portland protesters, initiates civil penalties

Coast Guard cites Portland protesters, initiates civil penalties
WARRENTON, Ore. — Investigating officers from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, in Warrenton initiated civil penalties against seven individuals, Thursday, who interfered with the safe operation of the vessel Fennica on the Willamette River near Portland. Elizabeth Mount, Benjamin Reynoso, Michael Luurtsema, Katharine Loncke, Mark Floegel, Caroline Hansley and Sharon Spencer were issued and will...

Coast Guard cites Portland protesters, initiates civil penalties

Coast Guard cites Portland protesters, initiates civil penalties
PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River investigating officers initiated civil penalties, Thursday, against 13 individuals who entered an established safety-zone around a Shell-contracted vessel in Portland. These individuals were cited in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations for entry into or staying in a federally-regulated safety zone established between July 22 and July 30. “While...

Coast Guard fines man $5.000 for jumping off charter fishing vessel

Coast Guard fines man $5.000 for jumping off charter fishing vessel
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard issued a $5,000 fine to a passenger that jumped from the charter fishing vessel Bass Tub into the waters off Muir Beach June 22, 2015. The passenger allegedly jumped off the vessel as part of a dare from his friends who were also aboard the vessel. The vessel’s crew safely recovered the jumper, who was not injured. Jumping into the water from a passenger vessel,...

Coast Guard, local police nab intoxicated boater in Rhode Island

Coast Guard, local police nab intoxicated boater in Rhode Island
BOSTON – The Coast Guard apprehended a 46-year-old intoxicated boater Thursday at about 1 a.m. in Jamestown Harbor, Rhode Island. Jamestown Police contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Castle Hill requesting assistance in locating the powerboat Zero PSI, seen erratically leaving Jamestown Harbor and reportedly striking several other vessels. A 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew from Station...

Coast Guard to hold public meetings to clarify Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel regulations

Coast Guard to hold public meetings to clarify Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel regulations
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Anchorage personnel will attend two pre-season guide meetings to speak about the new Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel requirements June 3 and June 12. The new regulations affect guides who drive boats with up to six paying passengers on freshwater rivers and lakes in Western Alaska. Coast Guard personnel will attend the first meeting at...

Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals aboard, off Texas waters

Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals aboard, off Texas waters
Coast Guardsmen from Station South Padre Island, Texas, catch and detain Mexican nationals aboard a lancha after crews in Coast Guard aircraft spotted them fishing illegally in U.S. territorial waters Friday, May 1, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized two Mexican fishing boats, also known as a lanchas, in the waters...

Governor general of Canada visits US Coast Guard Sector Detroit to observe Shiprider demonstration

Governor general of Canada visits US Coast Guard Sector Detroit to observe Shiprider demonstration
Petty Officer 2nd Class David Tourmo, a maritime enforcement specialist at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, participates in a Shiprider demonstration conducted on the Detroit River, April 30, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi ReadCLEVELAND — The governor general of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston, and Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, Coast Guard 9th District commander,...

Coast Guard launches investigation involving Mexican national in Brownsville Ship Channel

Coast Guard launches investigation involving Mexican national in Brownsville Ship Channel
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — The Coast Guard is investigating to determine a possible connection between the death of a Mexican national and a Coast Guard patrol craft operating in the vicinity of the Brownsville Ship Channel after Brownsville law enforcement discovered the body of a female Friday morning. A Coast Guard small boat had been operating in the general area the preceding evening. Consistent...